Aratana Therapeutics to sell stock

The Kansas City, Kan. biotechnology company, on Wednesday announced plans to raise about $41.63 million in a public stock offering. It would be the company’s third stock sale over the past 15 months.


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Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

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Port of Kansas City terminal is reopening to barge traffic

The Port Authority of Kansas City said it is partnering with Kaw Valley Companies of Kansas City, Kan., to operate the Woodswether Terminal at 1724 Market St. in the West Bottoms. The goal is for barge traffic to begin using the terminal before the end of this year’s shipping season in early December.